Popondetta was a Steam Locomotive Cafe in Lalaport Fujimi. However, in 2020 they replaced the cafe with a train operating activity. I don’t know if this is a temporary move during the pandemic, either way, the café is not available in 2020 or early 2021. In the hope that the café will be available again in the future, I have not deleted this post.
Steam Locomotive Café
One of the many fun and unique attractions of Lalaport Fujimi is the Steam Locomotive Cafe on the 3rd floor. The cafe, which is also a train shop, features a number of different model railway towns and a plarail display. You can enjoy the displays as you eat your lunch or have a coffee (see the video at the bottom).
Children’s plate at the Steam Locomotive Cafe
On weekdays, the children’s plate (800 yen in 2015) comes on a bullet train plate, as pictured below. They also have a “Nori Tetsu Meat” dish served with a train made out of seaweed. That comes with a half cooked egg though, so if you are buying for a child you might want to request they fully cook the egg! They have a bullet train cake on the menu too.
There are bumper chairs, and crockery and cutlery for children at this train themed cafe. You help yourself to water. They don’t have toilets in the cafe itself, but you can use Lalaport’s toilets, 2 of which are close by.
Steam Locomotive Cafe Information
The Steam Locomotive Cafe is open daily from 10am to 9pm, last order for food is 8pm and for drinks it is 8.30pm. The nearest parking is probably car park lot number 2 or 3. The latter is outdoors. All parking in Lalaport is free. TEL: 049-257-6801
For more information in Japanese you can visit their official page here.
Lalaport Fujimi with kids
Play areas in Lalaport Fujimi
- TeamLab Islands – unfortunately Teamlab Islands also closed in early 2021
- Studio Cafe Zoo Adventure
- Small free play area in Libro Books
- Small free play area in the Lego Store
Shopping in Lalaport Fujiimi
Eating with kids in Lalaport Fujimi
Oh my goodness, Z would absolutely love this! So cool! Thanks for sharing!
We went again today, the novelty hasn’t worn off yet. 🙂 But the word has spread, much busier today.